First, I apologize to those reading here that don’t regularly read real estate blogs (more on that in an upcoming post). You may just want to skip over this, though if you have any interest in human nature/interaction, it could be of some interest.
Earlier this week, Daniel Rothamel, a bright young real estate agent in Charlottesville, VA (the city of my birth incidentally — and that matters not one iota) posted a video on his blog titled, “How to Sell Your Home in Black and White“.
This video swiftly caught the attention of numerous real estate bloggers, with reactions ranging from “brilliant” and “genius” to “terrible” and “pandering and condescending, insulting to consumers” – and everything in between. Hey, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. For the record (and I left this in a comment on some blog somewhere), my initial reaction to the video was “Eh”. I didn’t think it was either good nor bad. The production was of good quality, the message (price your home properly) was spot on, but the video — to me — was just what it was. I didn’t find it funny, nor did I find it offending. I can see valid points in both sides opinions.
A veritable shitstorm was let loose as verbal thrashings began primarily between Greg Swann at BloodhoundBlog and a few contributors at AgentGenius. I won’t rehash any of it here, because to be blunt, I’m tired of it. If you’re really curious, go to either of those blogs — there are several recent posts on both as well as volumes of comments and ping backs to other blogs reactions.
Now given the brouhaha over Daniel’s video, you may be thinking that is my choice for Video of the Week. (Yeah, I know, I’ve already posted this weeks Video of the Week. Well, this week you get two — blogger’s prerogative!)
But no! Here is the video of the week….
Mariana Wagner just released her own video about an hour ago in response to the “debacle” (her word, and a good one – probably better than my more colorful choice).